Cashmere and linen blazer, $4,990, matching waistcoat, $2,850, and skirt, $2,590, cashmere bodysuit, $1,490, gold-plated crystal monogram earrings, $920, and wool and leather mules, $1,420, Burberry
Suiting’s been around for the past few seasons, and designers are not getting tired of it – frankly, neither are we. The tailored set is here to stay for 2020, and it’s now more feminine, less borrowed from the boys. And the mainstay of the suit is undoubtedly the blazer. It’s smart, it’s chic, and the right cut or style will definitely give you a confidence boost in the boardroom.
We recommend one in light silk, linen or crisp cotton that emphasises the waist, with eye-catching buttons on the sleeves to inject that element of fun. And don’t forget to play with tonal and textural contrasts. Whether it’s paired with a feminine skirt suit or a slouchy pantsuit, it’s all about you-do-you tailoring now.
WITH A SKIRT
Move away from masculine power suits and show off those legs. It’s time to embrace polished femininity, a la human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.
Silk blazer, matching waistcoat and pants, and jersey blouse, Marc Jacobs
AS PART OF A THREE-PIECE SUIT
For ultimate style and sophistication, pick a well-cut suit jacket, trousers and waistcoat combo that’s ideal for more formal meetings and occasions.
Wool and silk blazer, $3,650, wool, silk and cotton bermudas, $1,250, bronze and enamel earrings, $800, wood and bronze ring, $600, and leather mules, $1,550, Givenchy
A double-breasted jacket with signature ’80s gold buttons might smack of a Dynasty throwback, but wearing it with shorts transforms it into a high impact and contemporary look.
Bar wool and silk jacket, $6,100, cotton and linen T-shirt, $1,150, and cotton jeans, $1,850, Dior
GIVEN A MODERN SPIN
For a new take on a classic blazer like the Dior bar jacket, wear yours with a crew neck T-shirt and denim jeans.
Prices unavailable unless stated
PHOTOGRAPHY Phyllicia Wang
STYLING Debby Kwong, assisted by Sean Tham
HAIR Grego, using IGK/Sephora
MAKEUP Melissa Yeo, using Tom Ford Beauty
MODEL Park Sujin/Mannequin